Audio

Myteri (SWE) – “Ruiner”

Not a lot to say really. New epic scandi crust monster from Sweden’s finest Myteri. The debut album was co-released by yours truly. Actually there’s still excactly one copy left of the first pressing in our stock, so hurry op and go buy it, and check out the new record from Myteri below.  It’s awesome! picking up excactly where the first album left us, hanging on the brink of the inevitable apocalypse, which has now materialised and all there’s left are the bare ruins of a civilization, that had the chance of achieving so much, but ended up digging it’s own grave.

Favorite track so far: Dödens Hav

FFO: Fall of Falafel, Wolfbrigade, Agenda

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Dawn Ray’d (UK) – “The Unlawful Assembly”

A superior debut full length from UK anarchist black metallers Dawn Ray’d.  Descending from We Came Out Like Tigers these guys are not new in the game at all, but still this is a quite impressive release imho. Branded as 10 battle hymns for the coming class war Dawn Ray’d set the record straight  – both in terms of their messages and the song writing. I had the  honor of sharing the stage (+ a living room floor) with these down to earth dudes in Brussels last year – a good experience in every way! I kinda always missed the bass in the soundscape – live as well as on their record – but I think by now I have grown used to it. At least I have no objections to this record at all. A pity they don’t stop by Denmark on their current tour. The record has already received a lot of well deserved positive attention. So if you are the collector type aiming for first pressings, I think you might already be running late.

FFO: I really don’t know?: neo old school black metal with violins and the occasional folk song!

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Discord (US) – “Unquiet Minds”

Straight outta Boston Discord is here with their debut seven song EP. Featuring members of No Fealty, afmagt and a slew of other bands you’ve likely not heard of, the band has brought together two nerdy friends who’s love for science and hardcore are equal. Pairing up with Wide Eyed Noise Records and Pushed Too Far Records, they have released a beautiful, hand crafted tape. Each tape includes a hand written “to” and “from” so that every copy is personalized. Pretty cool if you ask me. All profits both from the tape and online will go to benefit Hope For The Day suicide prevention and 5 Gyres ocean cleanup, so there’s absolutely no reason not to to spend a few coins on this gem. Did I mention that the music is awesome as well?

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Ledge (US) – “Cold Hard Concrete”

PISSED OFF. That’s what this is. The epitome of angry music. Get ready to break a lot of stuff around you when this is playing. John Hoffman/Snyder/John Caution/Bot Fly The Cockroach (and more aliases) of Weekend Nachos put this together with crushing production from Andy Nelson (also previously in Weekend Nachos).

FFO: Weekend Nachos, Harms Way, Primitive Man

Xylitol (US) – “Is Toxic To Pigs??”

Ok, this one has a funny backstory for how I found out about them: I recommended the Icelandic punk-beast Dauðyflin to a Scottish friend (she has a blog over here) – that band subsequently releases a split with Xylitol. Xylitol gets posted by my friend and, well, here we are – digging up music from across the world while being in different places. Fuck borders, right? ENJOY!

FFO: Dauðyflin, Sudor, Kurrakä

Honorable mention: IRON (SE) – “Sex Positive Hardcore”

Today Swedish VSE warriors and my very good friends XironX announced that they will part  ways with their singer and bass player after af final show with the current line up in Stockholm in October. Sad news indead, but hopefully Calle and Erik will be able to find suitable replacements to carry the torch forward. However on this day I feel like sharing Iron’s first EP, which in many ways for me is the best release from them yet. Featuring five awesome tracks that I have heard maybe a million times live as well as on record. Always an awesome experience and one that – in spite of – or maybe actually because of – their NMA – gives you a reason to live, to bash the bigots and bash their fucking heads in! Thanks!

Nice Hooves (US) – “The Gall”

It’s a cliché to put it like this, but fuck it: Imagine Thurston Moore and Josh Homme had a child (yes, it’s scientifically possible). When that child is angry it sounds exactly like Nice Hooves. As far as I understand it, they’re a side project of The Armed (a band that I ought to check out, but haven’t gotten around to yet).

Their selftitled LP from 2013 isn’t bad, but it’s not as good as “The Gall” from 2015. I can’t find the lyrics anywhere online and he does sing something like “Honestly a man is a man” on the first song, but I can’t exactly discern the rest of it – better not be some misogynistic bullshit. I hope not, because here I am, writing a blog post recommending their stuff. For now they’re getting the benefit of the doubt – I should probably buy the record and check if there’s a lyric sheet or something.
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“Weddings and Funerals” was the song that got me interested at first so you might want to start there.

FFO: Baptists, QOTSA and Sonic Youth

Full of Hell (US) – “Trumpeting Ecstasy”

Yet another release from the grind-noise-workaholics Full of Hell. The speed with which they spit out releases is impressive. The speed with which the drummer keeps his pots boiling is equally impressive. This is imho the most coherent full album from them yet. I like! the noise parts has somehow been turned down a bit – I like that as well.

Full of Hell on facebook 

FFO: Grind

Ond tro (DK) – “Ond Tro”

Awesome 6-track 7″ from one of the newer bands in the K-town HC family Ond Tro. Featuring members from bands like Under al Kritik, Slægt, Chainsaw Brigade, Knæk & Bræk and Lors Doukaiev the fast paced songs and lo-fi production comes as no big surprise. But it’s a good addition to the already long list of awesome K-town HC bands imho, well deserved that they got to open this year’s K-town Hc fest.

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FFO:  Hjertestop, Death Token, Sløseri der Skader os Alle